I love caring for patients with chronic conditions now, but it wasn’t always the case. Like so many new grads, I struggled with caring for patients managing chronic conditions -- where to start, how to proceed, feeling like we weren’t making any progress towards “control” of those conditions (diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, etc).
When I was a new nurse practitioner, I was incredibly focused on the diagnostic algorithms and medication management. Which, of course, is crucial to know, but isn’t truly what moves the needle in chronic conditions.
In this episode, I cover:
✅ What moves the needle in chronic conditions
✅ Normalize what and why this is so hard
✅ What my dog has taught me about caring for patients (and can help you too)
✅ A practical framework for navigating the management of these conditions
Find the episode here:
Read the transcript here: https://www.realworldnp.com/chronic-care-conversations-transcript
**PS our brand new course Managing DIabetes, Hypertension and CKD in Primary Care opens for enrollment next week. The only way to join is by email, so join the waitlist at realworldnp.com/courses.**
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